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NDC will acquire cattle grazing for herdsmen, says Mahama

John Mahama said the move forms part of efforts to resolve the frequent clashes between herdsmen and local crop farmers in the Agogo area

The next National Democratic Congress (NDC) government will acquire land for grazing purposes, John Mahama, flagbearer of the NDC has said.

Mahama said his next administration would acquire 10,000 to 20,000 hectares of grazing land and move all herdsmen and their cattle there.

He said this would ensure that local crop farmers had peace to do their farming work.

Mahama made the promise at a mini-rally at Agogo in the Asante Akyem North Constituency of the Ashanti Region.

He said they would also ensure that the cattle grazing land had water for the livestock.

The Agogo mini-rally forms part of day-one of the resumption of Mahama’s Ashanti Regional Campaign Tour.

Prior to addressing the mini rally in Agogo, the presidential candidate paid a courtesy call on Nana Kwame Akuoku Sarpong, the Agogomanhene at his Palace in Agogo.

Mahama also addressed similar mini rallies across the Ashanti Region.

These included New Edubease in the New Edubease Constituency; Fumso in Adansi-Asokwa Constituency; Issakora in the Sekyere Afraim Plains Constituency, Effiduase in the Effiduase-Asokora Constituency and Ejusi in the Ejusi Constituency.

At each constituency, Mahama appealed to Ghanaians to vote the NDC back to power to continue with its good works.

At New Edubease, he assured the chiefs and people of New Edubiase and Adansi Dampoaseman that his next administration would continue all the projects he started in the area during his first term namely the senior high school (SHS) e-block project, the New Edubease Sports Stadium, the New Edubease – Tonkwase road and rural electrification, which had been abandoned by the current government.

With regards to farmers, he said his next administration would supply free fertilizers to cocoa farmers, as part efforts to boost cocoa production in the country.

It would be recalled that on Thursday, 12 November, Mahama had to suspend his six-day campaign tour of the Ashanti following the demise of former President Jerry John Rawlings, the founder of the NDC.

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